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  • Q&A: Effectiveness of Thermal Curtains

    Do so-called "double-cell" insulating window shades perform as advertised? One salesperson claims R-3 if they are installed with an airtight edge seal.

  • Custom Doors From Stock Slabs

    Use applied moldings create the look of a custom door for a fraction of the cost.

  • Installing Vinyl Replacement Windows

    Sealant is the key to a leak-free installation.

  • JLC Report

    Vacuum-insulated glass takes on triple glazing; houses shrink while buyer satisfaction grows; Chicago builder pays $1 million to woman injured in deck collapse; more

  • Vacuum-Insulated Glass Takes On Triple Glazing

    New "skinny vacuum" configuration promises higher thermal performance without added bulk.

  • TVA-ORNL Project Provides a Window on the Payback of Energy Upgrades

    Study finds that modest upgrades in insualtion and HVAC equipment dramatically reduce energy use in warm, humid climates.

  • Plasma-Screen Windows

    Computer engineer and part-time carpenter Ryan Hoagland, has developed a system for configuring one or more high-definition plasma TVs as a remarkably convincing substitute for conventional windows.

  • Molded Urethane Window Shutters

    Fypon has added to its line of molded urethane window shutters and now offers more than 140 options, including louvered, raised-panel, two- and three-board plank styles, and Three Board shutters in rectangular and arch-top versions.

  • Fiberglass Window Frames

    Fiberglass windows are stronger than vinyl, insulate better than aluminum, and cost less than solid wood, say manufacturers.

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